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Forum: General BMW Yesterday, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By mr_bean
D-jetronic was an analog electrical injection...

D-jetronic was an analog electrical injection system, not mechanical.
It differed from the L-jetronic systems in that it used a MAP sensor instead of an air flow sensor for primary fuel metering.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,326
Posted By mr_bean
Wasn't trying to be funny. Seriously, the best...

Wasn't trying to be funny. Seriously, the best upgrade to these cars . . . . . .ever.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 01-16-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,326
Posted By mr_bean
Non run flat tires.

Non run flat tires.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 01-03-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By mr_bean
I had an E46 with the sports package and my 1er...

I had an E46 with the sports package and my 1er has it too. I don't think the 1er's suspension is significantly tighter than the E46, but the run flat tires and additional road noise of the 1er...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 01-03-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By mr_bean
If you can find an impact wrench that fit in...

If you can find an impact wrench that fit in there it will take it off without turning the crankshaft. If you have a manual transmission, you can set the parking brake, put it in a high gear and...
Forum: General BMW 12-30-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By mr_bean
Yes, if you bring the car to the dealer with all...

Yes, if you bring the car to the dealer with all the remaining keys they can reprogram the CAS to work only with those keys and not the one(s) you lost.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 12-22-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By mr_bean
If your car isn't listed it's probably because...

If your car isn't listed it's probably because you don't have the relevant daten files installed. You'll need to download and install them. You can find a lot of helpful info at bmwcoding.com

...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 12-22-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,046
Posted By mr_bean
I believe this option can be coded into the HVAC...

I believe this option can be coded into the HVAC computer.
Your HVAC settings will default to whatever they were set to last time you shut the car off.
Forum: General BMW 12-22-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By mr_bean
I have a 1/2" Craftsman click wrench and a 1/4"...

I have a 1/2" Craftsman click wrench and a 1/4" Tekton.

The Craftsman was very inexpensive and I was astonished at how accurate it is. I work for a tool company so I have access to a torque...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-16-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By mr_bean
As driller said, the BMW system uses a track...

As driller said, the BMW system uses a track system with T-bolts and has a beefy cross section on the crossbars, so the likelihood of a thule bike rack bolting up are pretty slim.
I have both the...
Forum: General BMW 10-23-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By mr_bean
For driving on the street they serve no purpose...

For driving on the street they serve no purpose whatsoever.
When you have a very heavily modified suspension (for use on a track), you can take corners at speeds that seem to defy the laws of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-16-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 931
Posted By mr_bean
I'm with fdriller on this. Selling what is...

I'm with fdriller on this.
Selling what is technically and illegal product is a big hurdle to overcome. And that pesky SES light . . . . . . Yes, the DME can detect low/absent EGR flow.
What I...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By mr_bean
It might be a faulty SRS module. Typically,...

It might be a faulty SRS module.
Typically, when a scan tool can't communicate with a module it's because the module is dead. This isn't always the case but in my experience it is 99% of the time....
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-16-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By mr_bean
You CAN touch the throttle plate. What you...

You CAN touch the throttle plate. What you should never do is try to move the plate by hand because you can damage the stepper motor and related gearing.
Just be sure to use an aerosol solvent that...
Forum: General BMW 10-11-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By mr_bean
Which generation 3-series? Personally, I would...

Which generation 3-series?
Personally, I would never tow anything with an E46. It can only exacerbate potential problems with the well documented rear sub-frame issue.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 10-11-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By mr_bean
Can you provide the specific error codes that are...

Can you provide the specific error codes that are causing the engine light to illuminate?
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 10-07-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,131
Posted By mr_bean
+1 I did this to my 128. The little red man...

+1
I did this to my 128. The little red man icon remains light on the instrument cluster, but silently.
I don't drive without my seatbelt, but often times it's unbuckled as I first set off and I'm...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-05-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By mr_bean
I would recommend posting in the forums at...

I would recommend posting in the forums at bmwcoding.com
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-30-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By mr_bean
Specific error codes (PXXXX) would be helpful.

Specific error codes (PXXXX) would be helpful.
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-27-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,748
Posted By mr_bean
The problem could be a clogged crankcase vent or...

The problem could be a clogged crankcase vent or an external oil leak. Have a professional help you diagnose it.
Or, it could just be burning oil at an "acceptable" rate. How many km of driving...
Forum: General BMW 09-17-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By mr_bean
My personal opinion of active steering is that it...

My personal opinion of active steering is that it sucks . . . . big time.
For regular highway and around town driving it's perfectly fine and does its job (I fully understand the benefits it has...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-12-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By mr_bean
The LCM is mounted to the backside of the...

The LCM is mounted to the backside of the headlight on/off knob. Pry up the trim piece that extends from the steering wheel to the drivers door and remove the few screws underneath that hold the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-10-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By mr_bean
I had the exact same problem and it drove me...

I had the exact same problem and it drove me crazy because I had triple checked all the bulbs and their connections. I even went so far as to put dielectric grease on all the bulbs and the wire...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-06-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By mr_bean
This will probably not work. The CV and flange...

This will probably not work. The CV and flange have mating surfaces like a wheel and rotor; a face contact and a centering ring. The centering ring of the CV will take all the shear loads and won't...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 09-05-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By mr_bean
Sounds like it's rusted on. Try prying it off...

Sounds like it's rusted on. Try prying it off with a screwdriver.


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